For Immediate Release
Date Posted: 1 June 2021
Highlights from the June 2021 Cotton This Month about the 2021/22 season include:
Production, Consumption and Trade Are All Expected to Make Gains in 2021/22
Decreases in Brazil, India and the USA have caused a reduction in the 2020/21 global production estimate but cotton production — along with consumption and trade — are all expected to increase in 2021/22:
Global ending stocks are also expected to increase to 22 million tonnes as the stocks-to-use ratio declines to 0.87, although China’s stock is expected to decrease as the rest of the world’s expands slightly.
In terms of prices, The Secretariat’s current projection for the year-end 2019/20 average of the A Index has been revised to 81.9 cents per pound this month. The price projection for the year-end 2020/21 average of the A Index is 87.1 cents per pound this month.
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Please contact the author, Ms. Lihan Wei, with questions on this report.
About the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
Formed in 1939, the ICAC is an association of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries. It acts as a catalyst for change by helping member countries maintain a healthy world cotton economy; provides transparency to the world cotton market by serving as a clearinghouse for technical information on cotton production; and serves as a forum for discussing cotton issues of international significance. The ICAC does not have a role in setting market prices or in intervening in market mechanisms. For more information, please visit www.icac.org.